5. The Crash of “Costa Concordia”
January 13th, 2012 will be long remembered by the passengers of the cruise liner Costa Concordia, which collided with a stone reef, received a 53 meters hole and started to sink. The crew of the ship failed a rescue mission, and the captain, Francesco Schettino, according to eyewitnesses, first left the ship (now being challenged in court) and didn’t send a distress signal. The disaster killed 32 people.